Goldspotted Sand Bass

Goldspotted Sand Bass


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The Goldspotted Sand Bass (Paralabrax auroguttatus) “whose common Spanish name is Cabrilla Extranjera and whose local name is Cabrilla Pinta, is a member of the Sea Bass or Serranidae Family, known collectively as “serranos” in Mexico. The Goldspotted Sand Bass is a very easy fish to identify and characterized by numerous golden-orange and brown spots covering its body that are especially prominent between the eyes, on the upper jaw and cheek. The inside of the mouth and inside of the gill covers is orange...The Goldspotted Sand Bass is found in and around rocky and coral reefs at depths between 100 and 500 feet. They reach a maximum length of 71 cm (28 inches), and weigh up to 2.5 kg (6 pounds). They are found from Cedros Island south along the west coast of Baja, in the southern half of the Sea of Cortez and along the coast of the mainland south to Guatemala” (Source: Mexico Fish, Flora & Fauna)
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